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Managing the Pain and Discomfort of Childbirth the Natural Way with Hypnobabies




All birth is considered natural, however, when women say they want a “natural birth” it means they intend to endure the process of labor and childbirth without any medical intervention such as an epidural.  Many women choose to go with this natural birth plan because they want to be more proactively involved in the birthing process and want to avoid having any kind of drugs in their babies’ systems.  However, not receiving any kind of medical pain relief can leave mothers faced with the pains and discomfort that accompany labor and childbirth.  There are many strategies that can help naturally alleviate this pain such as massage, the use of birthing balls, warm water tubs, breathing techniques, and hypnosis.

One of the most successful childbirth self-hypnosis programs is Hypnobabies.  This is one of the safest, most natural ways to bring a baby into the world as Hypnobabies is a complete, natural childbirth education program that has many benefits.  Hypnobabies teaches medical-grade hypnosis techniques, which are also used by those who are allergic to anesthesia for surgery.  Many people have misconceptions about the use of hypnosis believing that a people under the influence of hypnosis are not in control of their bodies and are open to all suggestions by others.  Hypnosis is simply a state of focused concentration where the mind and the body relax together, and one is in control of herself the entire time.  The Hypnobabies program teaches mothers techniques to naturally reduce, and in some cases, eliminate pregnancy and birthing discomforts, while remaining mobile and in control using this eyes-open childbirth hypnosis.  Mothers will use a Hypnobabies workbook, audio tracks, and hypnosis scripts to retrain their subconscious minds that contractions in labor will be perceived by their bodies as pressure or a squeezing-type sensation, and/or pushing, pulling, and normal baby movement sensations.  This not only is helpful to alleviate pain and discomfort and to create a more joyous birthing experience, but it also helps mothers to feel more calm, relaxed, and confident leading up to the birth as well.  Mothers will feel more in control of the birthing process, more positively connected to their babies after delivery, and feel a strong sense of accomplishment. 

Hypnobabies mothers and fathers are dedicated to the program and enjoy practicing for their baby’s birth, and Hypno-dads, or birth partners, are celebrated for their pivotal role in the pregnancy and childbirth process.  Kerry Tuschhoff, the founder of Hypnobabies, says, “It is very gratifying to see so many couples choosing to learn, practice, and use Hypnobabies. They are giving themselves and their babies the gift of an easier birth, and the effects of that can last a lifetime!”  Though, Hypnobabies can also be practiced by single mothers just as effectively as mothers who choose to utilize the program with a birth partner.  This program truly empowers mothers to create and carry out the birth plan that they want.  The Hypnobabies certified instructors are carefully chosen and must have completed 50 hours of hypnosis training and childbirth education experience before being selected to participate in the Hypnobabies instructor training program.  Hypnobabies also supports OBGYNs, doctors, and midwives and strives to educate the medical community about the Hypnobabies eyes-open hypnosis techniques for childbirth.  Childbirth is a natural process, and Hypnobabies helps mothers to trust their bodies to do what their bodies already know how to do while in a more calm and relaxed state.

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Sharon was always fascinated by the workings of the human body and for her, nothing was better than being a health news journalist. By creating news pieces for the latest happenings in the world of human health, Sharon aims to create awareness among the readers to help them include better and healthy options in their daily lifestyle.

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